CHEMNITZ Transport (CVAG) and Stadler have signed a contract to overhaul the traction equipment and bogies on 12 dual-mode Citylink LRVs, which have operated on tram-train lines C13, C14 and C15 since 2016.

The overhaul of 26 traction units and 26 bogies will be undertaken between summer 2022 and 2024 at Stadler’s bogie overhaul centre in Schönwalde-Glien near Berlin.

The trains have a top speed of 100km/h and can operate under 600V or 750V dc overhead electrification, or in diesel mode. The vehicles are also designed for different platform heights and are fitted with toilets and luggage racks.

“We are pleased to intensify our cooperation with CVAG with the overhaul contract signed today,” says Stadler Rail Service Germany managing director, Mr Edzard Lübben. “This is the first overhaul contract for LRVs for our bogie overhaul centre in Schönwalde-Glien, which opened 2021. We are particularly proud to be able to incorporate our experience as a rail vehicle developer and manufacturer of the Citylink fleet into this order.”

The vehicles are owned by Mid Saxony Transport Authority (VMS), but operated by CVAG which is also responsible for maintenance.